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• If you have a tournament, registration, camp, meeting, tryout or other local sports event you’d like to have listed, we will include it at no cost in our Local Sports Calendar, which publishes every Sunday in The Daily Citizen. The calendar is also posted at daltonnow.com/sportscalendar. To be published, information must be submitted by noon on Friday. Send the details of your announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• North Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its annual Home Team Celebration Banquet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the trade center in Dalton. This year’s theme is “Redefining Victory: In God We Trust” and the featured speaker will be Capt. Geoffrey Whitaker, a teacher and wrestling coach at Stockbridge High School. Whitaker is a Georgia Tech graduate, a two-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association All-American, a former Navy SEAL and a former Army chaplain who survived a head injury after being given a less than 10 percent chance of living. FCA will honor veterans and highlight its new Women in Sports ministry. The banquet is open to the public, but reservations are required by calling (706) 226-5144 or writing to email@example.com.
• The Carpet Capital Running Club’s 27th Running of the First (and Maybe the Only) Dalton St. Patrick’s Day 2-Mile Road Race to benefit Dalton City Special Olympics is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at ChristChurch Presbyterian on Tibbs Road. The entry fee is $20, but Special Olympians may participate at no cost. Registration is available by visiting active.com or sending a check for Dalton City Special Olympic to P.O. Box 661, Dalton GA, 30722. Awards will be given to the first male and female overall as well as the top three in each age group. Advanced registration is required to be guaranteed a T-shirt. To learn more, contact Lisa Hughey at (706) 313-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 20th annual Whitfield Education Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 28 at Dalton Golf & Country Club. Registration is $550 per four-person team or $150 per individual. Winning teams will receive prizes, and all participants receive unlimited range balls, tournament favors and a buffet lunch. Funds raised will support innovative teaching grants for Whitfield County Schools. Registration forms are available at wcs.whitfield.k12.ga.us. To learn more, call (706) 217-6756 or write to email@example.com.
• The 39th annual Roman Open Charities Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 12 at Dalton Golf & Country Club. There will be tee times in the morning and afternoon, and the registration fee is $800 for each four-man team. There will also be a designated championship flight that will be played in the morning, and the cost is $1,000 per team. The winners of the championship flight will receive trophies and have their team name engraved on a trophy which will be on display at the club. Funds raised will be distributed to local charities. For more information, to register a team, to volunteer or to sponsor the event, contact Andrea Ownbey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 980-3884. Businesses wanting to help sponsor the event can also contact Vann Brown at email@example.com.
• The Dalton Parks and Recreation Department is looking for youth soccer referees with knowledge of the sport’s rules and regulations. To learn more, call Steve Roberts at (706) 463-2860.
Clubs, teams, leagues
• Dalton State College will host the Little Roadrunner Volleyball League for boys and girls ages 6-14 beginning Tuesday at ChristChurch Presbyterian in Dalton. Players will be coached by by Dalton State players from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $80 per player and includes a T-shirt. To learn more, write to Roadrunners coach Bruna Langner at blangner@daltonstate. edu.
• The Dalton State College cheerleading program will host three clinics this spring at the school’s Bandy Gymnasium. A stunt clinic will be held March 29 from noon to 5 p.m. for ages 14 and over. A college prep clinic will be April 5 from noon to 5 p.m. for ages 12 and over. A youth clinic will be held April 19 from noon to 5 p.m. for ages 5 and over. For more information, visit the Dalton State cheerleading Facebook page, www.dsroadrunners.com or call (706) 529-7623.
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A Look Ahead: Former UGA QB to speak Sunday in Dalton
Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday of sorts — a national and worldwide celebration.
Friends. Family. Food. Football. A lot of words starting with the letter “f.”
For this year’s game day, at Salem Baptist Church in Dalton, adults and local high school athletes have a chance to focus their attention on the next letter of the alphabet: G, for God, Georgia and David Greene.
Norman Ary: Little guys might be in trouble
Oh boy, watch out. You’re getting ready to witness a huge power grab in sports, according to news coming out of the NCAA annual convention.
Norman Arey: Here's where I'm coming from
Because I’m going to be filling this space for you twice a week, I’m impelled to let you know about my shortcomings, thus saving you email and letters.
Area prep roundup: Lady Cats lone local winner in LaFayette
Three local teams entered the fray of tournament basketball Thursday at LaFayette High School’s Medi-Thrift Pharmacy Holiday Classic.
Only one was able to shake off the slumber of a four-day break and find its winning form.
A Look Ahead: Former DHS standout will face ’Runners
Dalton State College’s basketball team is off to a hot start with an 8-1 record in its return to the court as the program’s signature sport. And even after Friday’s 85-61 exhibition loss to Alabama’s Jacksonville State, the buzz around the program is growing as the Roadrunners prepare to host Auburn-Montgomery at the trade center Tuesday night.
But a big part of the crowd expected for the game will be there cheering on the visiting Warhawks — or more likely, cheering on a returning hometown product.
Public invited to welcome softball players back to Dalton
The Softball Players Association begins its second week of competition in the SPA World Championships today at Heritage Point in Dalton.
Senior softball tournaments in town again
The Softball Players Association (SPA) World Championship Tournament begins today in Dalton and continues for parts of the next three weeks.
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